Scienze dei Beni Culturali Enrollment

Access to three-year degree course in Cultural Heritage Sciences, L 1

In order to be admitted to the course of study, one must hold an upper secondary school diploma, or another qualification obtained abroad and recognised as suitable under the laws in force.

Foreign citizens legally residing in Italy must also submit the following documents from July 15, 2024 until September 30, 2024 by sending an email to carrierestudenti.dispac@unisa.it :

  1. final title of secondary studies in original with its official translation in Italian;
  2. declaration of value in loco issued by the competent Italian Representation. This declaration must show that the upper secondary school qualification corresponds to at least 12 years of schooling, in addition to the grade achieved with the value scale to which the grade refers;

Non-EU citizens must also submit a copy of their residence permit.

Type of access

For the academic year 2023-2024, the degree course in Cultural Heritage Sciences is open to all those who hold a High School Diploma or other equivalent qualification.

However, it is compulsory to take an Assessment Test, which will be held online. Registration for the test, following registration with the University's IT system using SPID, must take place in accordance with the procedures indicated on the following pages:

Enrollment Guide for the Assessment Test in ESSE3

Minors and foreigners accessing the reserved area for the first time must register at the link 'Registration of foreign students and minors', to obtain a username and a password

Test registration deadline

It will be possible to register online for the mandatory test from 15 July 2024. The registration will be considered completed upon the payment of a fee to be made within 17 September 2024, using exclusively the new pagoPA electronic payment system. The payment will be made available in the prospective student’s User Area, in the "Payments" section.

Tests taken at other universities and the TOLC test will not be considered valid for the purposes of enrollment in the Degree course Cultural Heritage Sciences

Email address for enquiries: carrierestudenti.dispac@unisa.it

Preliminary knowledge – assessment method

The adequacy of the student’s preparation is verified through a non-selective admission test, which consists of multiple-choice questions related to logical abilities, understanding and contextualising a written text, expertise in the specific field of studies and general culture.

Description and structure of the admission test

The test will take place in person c/o the CLA (Centro Linguistico di Ateneo,UNISA); it will be structured in 30 multiple-choice questions on the following topics:

  • Understanding and contextualising written texts: 19 questions
  • Logical abilities and skills inherent to the specific field of study as well as general culture (Logic and General Culture): 11 questions

One point will be awarded for each correct answer. Null points will be awarded for each incorrect or unanswered answer. There are no penalties.

The test will last 1 hour and will take place at h 10.00 September 20, 2024 (the identification of the candidates will begin at h 9.00 am).

Knowledge required to pass the Assessment Test

For a successful completion of this degree, an adequate initial preparation is required, with particular attention to:

  • linguistic skills and cultural knowledge normally acquired in high schools and human sciences secondary education institutes
  • logical skills
  • ability to understand and contextualize a written text

The level of knowledge required is the one envisaged by secondary school programmes in human sciences.

Preliminary knowledge – assessment method

The adequacy of the student’s preparation is verified by the achievement, in the admission test, of a minimum score, that is by correctly answering half plus one of the questions. Those students who do not reach the minimum assessment are assigned specific Additional Training Obligations (OFA).

Additional Training Obligations (OFA)

The Teaching Council (Area Didattica) annually establishes specific training activities for the recovery of any educational deficit found in the admission test. Attendance at recovery activities for students with debt is mandatory. At the end of the activities, the student will sit a test, the specifics of which will be publicised on the web page of the degree programme. Failure to complete the Additional Training Obligations–OFA will prevent students from taking the Italian language and literature exam in the first year, as well as all second- and third-year exams.


After taking the Assessment Test, applicants must wait for the results to be published on the website in order to complete their online enrolment in accordance with the procedures therein indicated.

Enrolment on the degree course must take place exclusively online, through the personal area on the UNISA website no later than 13 October 2023

Course transitions, transfers, and career shortenings

The Assessment Test is also compulsory in the event of a change of course, transfer from another university, students who have renounced the completion of other university courses, or obtaining a second academic qualification, except for those who meet the requirements for direct access to years subsequent to the first year.

When candidates register for the test, they must follow the procedures indicated in the following links and then wait for notification of their enrolment, which will take place ex officio.

Change of course https://web.unisa.it/didattica/segreteria/servizi?servizio=10

Considering the deadline for submitting the application for a change of course and the wait for a career assessment for eventual access to years subsequent to the first year, it is advisable in any case to enroll in the Assessment Test.

Transfer from another university https://web.unisa.it/didattica/segreteria/servizi?servizio=1

Drop-out or lapsed student https://web.unisa.it/didattica/segreteria/servizi?servizio=16

Second academic degree https://web.unisa.it/didattica/segreteria/servizi?servizio=7

Candidates who believe they meet the requirements for direct enrolment in years subsequent to the first year (see the regulations at this link (https://corsi.unisa.it/scienze-dei-beni-culturali/didattica/regolamenti ) must in any case formalise their applications for evaluation of their previous career by referring to the above-mentioned links, according to their category, and await notification of the outcome and possible automatic registration.

For questions regarding fees, ISEE submission, enrolment, transitions/transfers, and online services, please visit this link:


Access arrangements for students with disabilities or Specific Learning Disorders–SLD (Disturbi Specifici di Apprendimento–DSA): assistance with Assessment Test

1) When carrying out the admission test, candidates with a disability certificate (pursuant to law no. 104 of 1992) or diagnosed with specific learning disabilities (DSA) (pursuant to law no. 170 of 2010) can benefit from compensatory tools as well as additional time; they have to specifically request such arrangements following the procedures set out in the University announcement for enrolment.

2) The University will provide for the needs related to the request, adopting all the necessary measures to meet the individual needs expressed by each candidate, considering what is specified in the following paragraphs:

  • for the purpose of organising the test, the candidate with a disability certificate or a certification pursuant to law no. 104 of 1992 must promptly submit to the university the certification (its original version or a certified copy) issued by the competent medical commission for the area specifying the type of disability and/or and the degree of recognised handicap. The candidate is entitled to additional time, however not exceeding 50% of what is established for carrying out the admission test.
  • for the purpose of organising the test, the candidate with DSA (law no. 170 of 2010) must promptly submit to the University the diagnosis of DSA (its original version or a certified copy). In compliance with the "guidelines on specific learning disabilities" attached to the ministerial decree of 12 July 2011 protocol no. 5669, candidates with DSA are granted additional time, however not exceeding 30% of what is established for carrying out the admission test. In the case of particular severity of the DSA, in order to guarantee equal opportunities in carrying out the admission test, the University may allow the use of the following compensatory tools: non-scientific calculator; a video magnifier or a reader/writer tutor chosen by the University with the support of experts or of the University disabled and DSA services. The diagnosis of DSA, as required by law 170/2010 art. 3 and the subsequent State–Regions Agreement of 24/7/2012, must be issued by public bodies or by accredited structures or professionals. The diagnosis must contain: indications for the university programme; indications of test batteries and related scores; detailed therapeutic prescriptions relating to one's condition; suggested compensatory and dispensatory measures, from which the measures relevant to the diagnosis of learning disorders will be deduced. The diagnosis of DSA must have been issued to the minor candidate no more than three years before the date of submission of the request for assistance in the admission test or, if an adult, it must have been updated after their eighteenth year of age. In the case of a certification drawn up by accredited Structures or Specialists, it must be endorsed by the relevant Local Health Authority (ASL–Azienda Sanitaria Locale) in compliance with current regional laws. In any case, the following tools are not permitted: dictionary; formulary; periodic table of elements; conceptual map; personal computers, tablets, smartphones, and similar tools.

3) Candidates with invalidity, disability or DSA residing in foreign countries, who intend to make use of the measures referred to in the previous paragraphs, must present a legalised certification, where required by current international standards, confirming the state of invalidity, disability or DSA, issued in the country of residence; this certification must accompanied by its sworn translation by an official translator, or by a certificate, issued by the local Italian diplomatic representations, either in Italian or English, attesting that the translation conforms to the original text.The University governing body responsible for examining the certifications referred to in the previous paragraphs will ascertain that the foreign documentation certifies a condition of invalidity, disability or specific learning disorder recognised by Italian legislation.

4) Candidates who intend to make use of the aforementioned provisions must submit an application at least 15 calendar days before the admission test, accompanied by the relevant documentation, in PDF, to the Right to Education Office - Disability Sector/DSA (Ufficio Diritto allo Studio – Settore Disabilità/DSA) exclusively via email to the following address: dirstu@unisa.it. To request assistance, candidates must use the form available at the following link: https://www.disabilidsa.unisa.it/servizi/modulistica

Per eventuali informazioni in merito è possibile contattare i seguenti recapiti: dirstu@unisa.it o telefonicamente i numeri 089 966176, 089 966462, 089 966249.

For any information in this regard, you can contact the following email address, dirstu@unisa.it, phone nos. 089 966176, 089 966462, 089 966249.

Non-EU foreign students

Non-EU citizens residing abroad can participate in the test by observing, exclusively, the interministerial provisions relating to the procedures for entry, residence, and registration of foreign/international students on higher education courses in Italy for the year academic 2024/2025 published on the MUR website at http://www.studiare-in-italia.it/studentistranieri/.

Candidates in possession of a qualification obtained abroad must provide evidence of the qualification accompanied by its official translation into Italian, as well as legalisation and a declaration of worth from the Italian diplomatic-consular representative competent for their territory; in the event of a request to shorten the course, they must produce a certificate of academic studies already completed abroad specifying the examinations passed and accompanied by official documentation on the syllabus of the modules they studied.

For the academic year 2024–2025, the pre-enrolment procedure for non-EU citizens will take place via the digital portal UNIVERSITALY. On this platform, applicants will upload all the documents required for their admission to degree courses.

The Italian language test, compulsory for non-EU candidates, will be organised by the University of Salerno on a date to be announced. It will be the responsibility of the University's International Relations-Erasmus Office to inform candidates of the details of the test.

Non-EU citizens residing abroad who wish to take the Assessment Test must have taken and passed the Italian language proficiency test first; then follow all the registration procedures indicated in the preceding paragraphs.

On the day of the Assessment Test, candidates must present themselves with their passport with the specific 'study' entry visa or residence permit, if any, or with the receipt certifying that they have applied for the permit.